Back dive

a dive in which the diver stands on the springboard with the back to the water and jumps up, arching backward to land either feetfirst facing the springboard or headfirst facing away from the springboard.
Historical Examples

He could go off and get married if he wanted to; I could do the Hawaiian back dive!
The Camp Fire Girls on the Open Road Hildegard G. Frey

She’d think nothing of making a back dive off the end of the bridge.
Good References E. J. Rath

The back dive requires a depth of at least five to six feet.
Swimming Scientifically Taught Frank Eugen Dalton and Louis C. Dalton

Amy Lou was frightened and squealed out a little when Betty made a back dive that was greeted with general applause.
Betty Lee, Sophomore David Goodger (


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